Scholarships

Local Scholarships

Local scholarships are available only to residents of a specific town, county or geographic area. Since the number of students who qualify is limited based on location, the chances of winning a local scholarship are often greater than the odds of winning a national scholarship competition. This can make local scholarship an attractive option for funding your education.

There are a variety of scholarships available for seniors looking to find some money for college! The majority of these scholarships go unapplied for, so make sure you get the information in Guidance ASAP.  All local Silver Lake scholarships are posted the first week in March each year.

National Scholarships
These websites are search engines for scholarships offered across the country.  Simply create a profile and let the service find scholarships that personally apply to you! 

     ·        Going Merry  (this website is like the CommonApp! You can apply to multiple 
                                                               scholarships by completing one common scholarship application.)

·        Fastweb

·        Scholarships.com

·        MeritAid

·        FinAid

·        School Soup

·        Scholarships 4 School

     ·        Posse Foundation


The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship provides a tuition waiver at a Massachusetts state college or university. The scholarship covers tuition only; fees and room and board are not included. Massachusetts public high school students become eligible for the scholarship when they:
  • score at the Advanced performance level on one of the three high school MCAS tests in ELA, Mathematics, or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, or Technology/Engineering); AND
  • score at the Proficient level or higher on the other two high school MCAS tests; AND
  • have combined scores from the three tests that place them in the top 25 percent of students in the graduating class in their district.

To see how much the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship is worth at each state college or university please click HERE


The Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery with Distinction waives tuition at Massachusetts public colleges and universities. To be eligible to apply for a Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery Award, a student must:
  • Must be currently enrolled in a Massachusetts public high school. (Students who have graduated high school are not eligible to apply)
  • Be a permanent Massachusetts resident.
  • Be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen.
    (In order to use the tuition waiver portion of the Certificate, students must be eligible to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA))
Initial qualification for the Certificate of Mastery, requires that a student score "Advanced" on at least one grade 10 MCAS test subject, and score "Proficient" on the remaining sections of the grade 10 MCAS. To Receive the Certificate of Mastery, students must fulfill additional requirements through one of the following combinations covering both arts/humanities and mathematics/science:
  • 2 AP exams with scores of 3 or better;
  • 2 SAT II exams (Minimum score dependent upon subject area. Scores are listed on the Koplik application);
  • 1 SAT II exam and 1 AP exam; or
  • 1 SAT II exam and 1 other achievement; or
  • 1 AP exam and 1 other achievement.